The Civil War Trust was elated to hear that on April 14th the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board rejected a second proposal to bring casino glambling to the doorstep of Gettysburg National Military Park.
A statement was issued by Civil War Trust President thanking the Gaming Control Board for their “…insightfil decision stating that the hallowed ground of America’s most blood-soaked battlefield is no place for this type of adults-only enterprise…”
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. On its website it states that its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds.
It also says that to date, the Trust has preserved more than 30,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states, including 800 at Gettysburg. Please visit them at http://www.civilwar.org/. What a great work they are doing. If we don’t preserve these sites, what a loss to future generations.